Star World presents 'Dance Fever'

Mumbai, May 05, 2006- Based on the hit nostalgic series launched in 1979 and created by Merv Griffin, Star World now revives the beloved variety series "Dance Fever" for a whole new generation of dance enthusiasts! So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to rock and roll with "Dance Fever" starting this Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 at 8 p.m.

Dance Fever is based on the television show of the same name that originally aired in 1979. This version will try to capitalise on the success of American Idol and is hosted by Eric Niles. Instead of searching for the best singers, the mission of this dance competition is to find out America's best dancers. The ultimate Dance Fever contestant or team champion will strut away with a $100,000 grand prize.

Auditions for Dance Fever were held in New York, L.A., Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta. Of these auditioners, only 48 individuals or teams will make it past the initial audition process and head to Las Vegas for their chance at dancing stardom. The Top 48 can consist of individual dancers, or teams of two-four dancers. Once the elimination rounds begin in Las Vegas, the contestants will meet host Eric Niles. The contestants will also face, for the first time, the Dance Fever judges: actress and singer Carmen Electra ("Baywatch," "Starsky & Hutch"); Grammy-winning artist MC Hammer; and renowned director/choreographer Jamie King, who has worked with Madonna, Britney Spears and Ricky Martin.

Dance Fever is produced jointly by Merv Griffin Entertainment and Nash Entertainment with Merv Griffin and Bruce Nash as executive producers.

Starting May 9th, 2006 only on Star World

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Saturdays at 7 a.m.

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel). STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation.

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Asst Vice President, Publicity

STAR (India) Ltd.

Tel No. 91-22-56305555

Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada}

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

Tel: 91-22-5656 8787

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